Football Federation Australia (FFA) Director of Referees Ben Wilson has announced that Jarred Gillett will referee the Hyundai A-League 2017 Grand Final between Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory at Allianz Stadium on Sunday 7 May.
Gillett was named the Hyundai A-League 2016/17 Referee of the Year at the Dolan Warren Awards held at the Star Event Centre in Sydney last night.
Wilson congratulated Gillett on his fourth appointment as the Hyundai A-League Grand Final referee.
“Once again Jarred has proven himself to be the best referee in the Hyundai A-League,” said Wilson.
“Like players, referees aim for a Grand Final appearance and Jarred’s appointment reflects his strong performances and professional attitude this season.
“Sunday’s refereeing team is the most experienced ever appointed with more than a dozen Hyundai A-League Grand Finals between them. They are very well prepared for what will be an extremely competitive match.”
Gillett was extremely proud to again be appointed to officiate the Hyundai A-League Grand Final.
“I’m humbled to receive this appointment and be a part of Sunday’s Grand Final,” Gillett said.
“My sincere thanks go to my fiancé, family, colleagues and the FFA referees department for their unrelenting support throughout the season.
“The refereeing team for Sunday will use our previous grand final experience to our advantage and we look forward to officiating in this Hyundai A-League season finale.”
Wilson also announced that Gillett will be joined by Assistant Referees David Walsh and Matthew Cream, Peter Green (Fourth Official) and Owen Goldrick (Fifth Official) with Strebre Delovski Video Assistant Referee.